In the Heat of the Night

Season 5 Episode 8

Sweet, Sweet Blues

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Aired Sunday 9:00 PM Nov 26, 1991 on NBC
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Sweet, Sweet Blues
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The lyrics to a blues song recall a murder that happened 50 years earlier.The victim - Sweet's grandfather.And the only people left with the answers are the bluesman who wrote the song and a retired sheriff.

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  • Officer Wilson Sweet(Geoffrey Thorne),while growing up, was told how his Grandfather, Louis Sweet, was murdered in Sparta by 3 negroes. But Wilson believes that there is more to the story.

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    I think that this episode should go down in the history books as one of the greatest episodes in

    the series. It was well written, descriptive, and very suspenseful. Especially, how it depicted the way we, as African-Americans, were mistreated over stupied reasons years ago.

    Two Thumbs Way, Way Up. And you can quote me on that.
Carroll O'Connor

Carroll O'Connor

Chief Bill Gillespie

Howard Rollins

Howard Rollins

Chief of Detectives Virgil Tibbs

Alan Autry

Alan Autry

Captain Bubba Skinner

David Hart

David Hart

Sgt. Parker Williams

Anne-Marie Johnson

Anne-Marie Johnson

Althea Tibbs

Geoffrey Thorne (I)

Geoffrey Thorne (I)

Sgt. Wilson Sweet

James Best

James Best

Nathan

Guest Star

Edith Ivey

Edith Ivey

Alba Mueller

Guest Star

Roy Lind

Roy Lind

Delbert Mueller

Guest Star

Tonea Stewart

Tonea Stewart

Aunt Etta Kibbe

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    • William J Royce was inspired to write this story based on the Medgar Evers story. This episode was written three years before the case was re-opened and Beckwith was finally tried for this murder, and five years before Rob Reiner's "Ghosts of the Mississippi."

    • William J Royce also wrote the music and lyrics to the song, "Sweet, Sweet, Blues" performed by Bobby Short in this episode

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  • NOTES (1)

    • Guest star James Best won Florida's Crystal Reel Award for his performance on this episode.The actor is best known for his role as Sheriff Rosco on the Dukes of Hazzard.


      Thatseason In the Heat of the Night won its first NAACP IMAGE AWARD for Best Dramatic Series.

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